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Immigration Department personnel checking for undocumented illegal immigrants during a series of operations around the Pavilion shopping centre in Bukit Bintang, Suria KLCC, and the Saloma Bridge, in Kuala Lumpur on January 6, 2024. — Picture by BERNAMA

Federal Territories Dept to resolve Labuan, KL foreign immigrants’ issue

LABUAN, May 27 — The Federal Territories Department will focus on resolving the prolonged IMM13 issues on the duty-free island and the dumping of foreign immigrants in Kuala Lumpur.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Federal Territories) Dr Zaliha Mustafa said these issues were discussed during the Federal Territories State Security Working Committee Meeting No.1/2024 in Kuala Lumpur today, marking the first such meeting since 2020.

“The meeting primarily focused on various security and public order issues, including IMM13 in Labuan and the dumping of foreign immigrants,” she said in a statement.

The IMM13 is a document issued to Filipino citizens with refugee status in Sabah and Labuan.

Dr Zaliha also highlighted the issue of illegal settlements by Rohingya people in Bandar Baru Sentul, which has gone viral on social media, and said the matter would be addressed immediately.

She also announced the establishment of a special unit, the KL Strike Force, which will operate in an integrated manner with the involvement of the Royal Malaysian Police, the Immigration Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry, and the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

The unit will tackle security issues, including those involving street traders, hawkers, small traders, beggars, homeless people, and other current matters threatening public safety and order in the Federal Territory.

“This concerted enforcement will commence immediately in hotspot areas, including swift action on viral posts on social media,” Dr Zaliha said.

— Bernama

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